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My dell 1700n Laser Printer Paper Jam Light stays on

I have tore the thing apart, its clean and nothing is out of the ordinary. It got a paper jam the other day, i cleaned it out and now ever since then the paper jam light wont go away. Any ideas on what could be the problem?

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The sensor is stuck open or closed. It needs to move back and forth between the sensor. Check the paper path for the sensors.

Posted on Aug 29, 2007


Had the same issue with the "Paper Jam" light blinking... but no paper jam. Turned the printer off then back on and the light went out.

Posted on Sep 05, 2007


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